Lubrizol Network Engineer in Wickliffe, Ohio

Network Engineer

Req ID: 40203

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

Network Engineer

Job Summary:

The position is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of global enterprise data network and voice infrastructure solutions. Troubleshooting and resolution of 3rd-level global data and voice network issues are also part of the role.

The role varies in nature from physical hands on activities touching the network equipment, to configuring/designing/troubleshooting network equipment remotely to transitioning Lubrizol's existing traditional network landscape to the next generation of the network which includes Software Defined Network and Virtualization of Network Services.

The position requires several years of broad and varied experiences with mostly Cisco network equipment but also must interact with and problem solve network technical issues with equipment from the F5 and Riverbed vendors. Certification of expertise from Cisco is required.

The position also requires software/programming experiences within the Linnux space as well as API programming skills to position Lubrizol with the needed skills in the evolving Software Defined Network Space.

Numeric Scope:

The position will (as part of a broader team) ensure the 100 Lubrizol locations and 10,000+ users around the world are securely connected to the Lubrizol network and Internet/Cloud solutions that optimizes Lubrizol's budget for the space.

Responsible (as part of a broader team) to ensure the core data networks at Lubrizol's main four regional data centers have the proper and cost-effective network backbone to provide secure network connectivity to each of the regions of the world.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least eight years of experience supporting a global Cisco environment

  • Desire to share knowledge and coach others in a diverse, collaborative team environment

  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP, subnetting, DNS and DHCP

  • Understanding on incidents and requests

  • Working with Global IS teams i.e. Solution Centre, Network, Client support, messaging and information security

  • Attend Global team meetings when needed (may be off hours)

  • Experience troubleshooting, implementing and configuring the following:

  • Mixed VPN/MPLS WAN environment

  • Quality of service

  • Routing protocols such as BGP and EIGRP

  • Switching, wireless and firewall technologies (Cisco devices preferred)

  • F5 load balancers

  • Working knowledge of the following:

  • Network security technologies such as VPN, TACACS+ and Cisco ISE, IPS, web filtering

  • Network protocol analysis and troubleshooting using various tools (e.g. Wireshark) and equipment for root cause determination

  • Thorough understanding and experience in the network scripting and programming/automation space including:

  • Linux

  • API Programming

  • Python

  • Any Bachelor’s degree is a must.

  • CCNA certification (CCNP considered a plus)

  • Experience with ITIL is a plus

  • Experience with the following considered a plus

  • Avaya VoIP technologies including Communications Manager 6, Session Manager, Session Border Controller, SIP & H323

  • Nexus switches

  • Riverbed WAN accelerators

  • Polycom or Cisco videoconferencing systems

  • Cisco Prime

  • Knowledge on Domain, servers etc. Soft Skills

  • Excellent and Fluent written and verbal English skills

  • Must be a self-starter and be able to use a high degree of initiative, able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines while providing quality customer service

  • Well-versed in crisis management and root cause analysis techniques

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Very strong documentation skills including experience with Microsoft Visio

  • Follows and advocates change management procedures

  • Help process wise and technically

  • Being Customer-oriented to deliver quality services that meets business expectations.

  • Identify and seek out opportunities for continuous improvement

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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